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New job security for city manager

The city council tonight is scheduled to consider rules changes that improve the job security of the city manager and lengthen the process of appointing citizens to city boards. The new rules increase the number of votes required to fire the city manager from a simple majority to a two-thirds vote. With nine aldermen and […]

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More streets to get makeover

The City Council voted Monday to add four more streets to this year’s repaving program at a cost of $1.9 million. The affected streets are: Asbury Avenue from Church Street to Greenwood Street Dodge Avenue from Oakton Street to Howard Street McDaniel Avenue from Harrison Street to Golf Road Dempster Street from Dodge Avenue to […]

Posted inPublic Safety

Local crime rate falls again

Evanston’s crime rate appears to have declined again last year, based on an analysis of monthly police crime report data. Three of the four types of crime included in the monthly reports declined from 2004 to 2005. Robberies dropped from 154 to 109. Burglaries declined from 1,327 to 1,251. Auto thefts fell from 129 to […]